Brisbane Surrounds Holidays Guide

Queensland, Australia

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Within an hour of Brisbane are the lush rainforests of Lamington National Park and the quaint villages and fertile farmlands of the Darling Downs both well worth spending a few days exploring. And if you like beaches but the bling of the Gold Coast is not your style, take a trip to Moreton or Stradbroke islands with its endless beaches accessible by 4WD and with great fishing, snorkelling, walking, camping. and humpback whale watching. Many companies offer day tours to these gorgeous uncommercialised regions close to Brisbane's metropolis.

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Lamington National Park, 80kms south of Brisbane, is a lush green rainforest oasis of majestic trees, moss-covered rocks and sparkling mountain creeks. Take a picnic and enjoy one of the many walking trails in the park, and stop at one of the lookouts providing awe-inspiring views back towards the coast. A number of charming mountain lodges and B&Bs are available for visitors wishing to extend their stay.

Only a short ferry ride from the mainland, Moreton Island is known for its sparkling blue waters, white sandy beaches and outdoor activities such as snorkelling, fishing, sand-tobogganing, quad biking and four wheel driving, while at Tangalooma Resort you can hand-feed wild dolphins. The nearby North and South Stradbroke Islands contain similar delights. Small townships on the islands provide a good selection of charming caf├ęs and restaurants, and there is a variety of low-key hotel and apartment accommodation. Some of the best scuba diving in the world can be accessed at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island.

The Darling Downs, a leisurely drive west of Brisbane, is a great place to experience the quiet charms of 'Country Queensland'. From the historic rose gardens and 'Cobb&Co Stage Coach' museum of Toowoomba, to the gracious old hotels, boutique wineries and antique stores of the surrounding hamlets, the Darling Downs is a place to unwind and take a breather from the city. The Festival of Flowers, held in Toowoomba each September, features spectacular garden displays. There are many accommodation options including heritage hotels, cosy B&Bs and self-contained cottages located amidst vineyards and working farms.

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There is a good amount of lodges, / bed and breakfast guest-houses in the Lamington and Toowoomba inland areas whilst Moreton Island has a large resort and campgrounds. The following Brisbane Surrounds hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in Queensland – please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents:

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These hinterland and coastal regions are best accessed on day tours from Brisbane, or on self-drive tours via Brisbane or the Gold Coast.